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cole930 cole930 is offline
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Location: Auburn,In. U.S.A.
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I got a real kick out of this particular thread as it is so typical of us fanatics and
our constant quest to wring the last drop of quickness out of these old sleds.
I grew up in the 60's street racing best 2 out of three for $20 to keep buying
parts to make the old small block Chevy a little faster. Now I'm older than dirt
and still have never owned anything I thought was fast enough.
I've got an old 80 Row 930 I've owned for almost 20 years and still continue
the quest. A couple years ago I took the old girl out and tried to see just how
fast she would go. I have all the usual bolt on mods, just about everything short
of efi. As I shifted from 3rd. to 4th. I past the 140 mark and she was still digging
and about 160 I shut her down. On my way home I thought why in the hell do
I need to go over 160 MPH and where would one do it safely. I can't afford to
track the car and I do all my driving on the street. I just want really quick and
about a 150 top end.
Hence it came to me that we always overlook the obvious, gearing. I called
Chris Fisher, original owner of Powerhaus and renowned mad man in a Porsche.
We had a conversation about 930's and gears and I ended up horse trading him
out of a 934 short track trans that he had used in the infamous Powerhaus
"White Car" featured in European Car April of 1996. The trans has a 8:37
ring and pinion and FE,HQ,QQ,WL gear set. I also added the original 934 short
track headers and a K28 11/11 turbo used on the "White Car"
Did this ever wake the old girl up !!! I have to be carful because the rush
wants set my defibulator off. The car will still run nearly 160 but gets you there
very quickly and it definatly addresses any off boost acceleration issues.

Last edited by cole930; 11-25-2008 at 08:48 AM..
Old 11-25-2008, 08:39 AM
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